Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Top 5 chemistry relics

Draft for the first version of the periodic table, February 17, 1869
Oesper Collection, University of Cincinnati, USA

Models of assymmetric molecules, 1874
Museum Boerhaave in Leiden, the Netherlands

"Photo 51" Sodium deoxyribose nucleate from calf thymus, Structure B, May 2, 1952
Oregon State University's Special Collections, USA

Mercury gasometer, used to identify chemical properties of oxygen, 1774
Musée des arts et métiers - Cnam, Paris, France

Original botlle of mauve dye, 1856
Science Museum London, UK
This sample is most likely not the real first sample; "it cannot be earlier than 1862"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about Faraday's benzene at the Royal Institution?